Kuwait imposes ban on visa transfer to private sector
The Public Authority for Manpower issued a decision banning the transfer of government workers to the private sector and placed restrictions on the transfer of dependent visas to work visas in the private sector.
The decision to ban transfers of government workers to the private sector exempts Kuwaiti women’s husbands and children, wives of Kuwaitis, Palestinians with travel documents and those in specialized technical professions in the health field who are transferring to licensed facilities to provide medical services, such as doctors, nurses and others in the medical field.
According to new decision, husbands and children of Kuwaiti women, those born in Kuwait, Palestinians with travel documents and those having at least a diploma after the secondary stage from Kuwaiti educational establishments are only allowed to transfer dependent visas to work in the private sector.
The Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Moussa said the decisions were based on the instructions of Social Affairs Minister and State Minister for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel.
The transfer of employees from the private sector to the government should comply with procedures followed by the manpower authority and the Civil Service Commission, Moussa said.
Meanwhile Kuwait’s Public Manpower Authority has confirmed that it will stop issuing work permits for expats aged 60 years and above who do not hold a university degree.